Lee County 2017 Property Tax Guide
How Much Are Property Taxes in Lee County?
If you're considering a move to the greater Raleigh area, or just a relocation within the Triangle, you've probably wondered how much the yearly property taxes will be for your new home.
Lee County encompasses the city of Sanford and the Carolina Trace fire district.
Find Out What District Your New Lee County Home is Located In
Ask your real estate agent what fire district or town the property resides in. If there's a particular home that you're considering, you can go directly to the Lee County Tax Records site.
The chart below shows the 2017 Lee County property tax rates. If you are relocating to a home inside a town or fire district, the tax rate will generally be higher. If your new home will be outside of town boundaries, the tax rate can be extremely low.
The county rate gets combined with either the fire district rate or the town rate, depending on where the home for sale is located:
What will I actually pay in Sanford property taxes?
The Lee County property tax chart is not as confusing as it looks. The tax rates are always based on the assessed value of the home, not the asking price, so you'll want to look up the assessed value, or ask your agent for it.
- Take the assessed value of the property.
- Divide by 100.
- Multiply by the combined 2017 tax rate.
- This will give you the yearly tax amount, per 2017 fiscal year rates. For Sanford, the combined rate is 1.395.
And just to give you an idea, here's a table of sample yearly tax payments for different sample assessed home values.
Lee County has some of the lowest property tax rates in the Triangle area. There is no guarantee that tax rates will remain the same - check the Lee County Property Tax page for most recent information.
As you can see, the city of Sanford is one of the most expensive places to live in Lee County NC.
When looking at properties, don't take the "city" address for granted - you could be in a different county, with different tax rates, depending on where exactly the property is located.
Want to Compare Property Tax Rates?
Compare property tax rates in Lee County to other counties in the area.
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